Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond
ALTAR
Score™
3.3% info Median Credit
S&P/Moody's
A-/Baa1
 
Yield to
Maturity
3.6% Current
Yield
4.1%
Macaulay
Duration
14.6 yrs Modified
Duration
14.3%


  • Description
  • Performance
  • Fundamentals
  • Rate Sensitivity
  • Rating
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Barclays US Long Corporate Bond Index.

FUND BASICS
Category Corporate
Fund Sponsor Vanguard Group Inc/The
Website www.vanguard.com
Inception date Nov 23, 2009
Assets (mns) $3,818
Currency USD
Expense ratio 7 bp
Distributions Monthly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian Bank of New York Mellon
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Full

ISSUER TYPE BREAKDOWN

CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 1961
No of distinct issuers 653
Inflation protected 0%
Variable/Fixed coupon 2% /98%
Non-standard maturity (callable, etc.) 56%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COS. L 4.9% 2/01/46 0.6 %
GE CAPITAL INTERNATIO 4.4% 11/15/35 0.6 %
CVS HEALTH CORPORATIO 5.1% 3/25/48 0.4 %
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, 6.8% 1/01/37 0.4 %
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM INTE 8.8% 6/15/30 0.3 %
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COS. L 4.7% 2/01/36 0.3 %
ORACLE CORPORATION 3.9% 7/15/36 0.3 %
CVS HEALTH CORPORATIO 4.8% 3/25/38 0.3 %
VERIZON COMMUNICATION 4.9% 8/21/46 0.3 %
VERIZON COMMUNICATION 5.0% 4/15/49 0.3 %
   
TOTAL 3.8 %

TOP ISSUERS
AT&T INC.2.1%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.1.8%
COMCAST CORPORATION1.8%
MICROSOFT CORPORATION1.4%
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV WORLDWIDE, INC.1.1%

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 89.0 %
CANADA 2.5 %
BRITAIN 2.0 %
NETHERLANDS 1.7 %
IRELAND 0.8 %

 





HISTORICAL RETURNS info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
16.7% 14.1% 6.0% -- 7.4%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
Barclays Agg. Bond 2.10 71%
S&P500 0.14 5%
MSCI EAFE 0.29 18%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.24 19%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $101.39
30d moving avg. $98.13
Annualized volatility 7.4%
Short interest (ETF) 0.9%
Relative strength (RSI) 74
Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 317
Avg. daily value traded (mns) $32
Turnover 0.8%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.05

Distributions


Yield Comparison

*Fund Category: CORPORATE

CREDIT QUALITY: MOODY'S

DISTRIBUTION YIELD (TRAILING 12 MONTHS)
Macaulay Duration info
 
VCLT 14.6 yrs Category
Avg.*
4.7 yrs
 

Modified Duration info
 
VCLT 14.3% Category
Avg.*
4.6%

RATE SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS info
Change
in YTM
New
YTM
Est. Price
Change
Est. New
Price
+300 bp 6.57% -34.0% $66.93
+200 bp 5.57% -24.7% $76.39
+150 bp 5.07% -19.2% $81.88
+100 bp 4.57% -13.3% $87.88
+75 bp 4.32% -10.2% $91.07
+50 bp 4.07% -6.9% $94.38
+25 bp 3.82% -3.5% $97.82
0 bp 3.57% 0% $101.39
-25 bp 3.32% 3.6% $105.09
-50 bp 3.07% 7.4% $108.91
-75 bp 2.82% 11.3% $112.86
-100 bp 2.57% 15.3% $116.93
-150 bp 2.07% 23.7% $125.46
-200 bp 1.57% 32.7% $134.50
-300 bp 0.57% 52.0% $154.10

*Fund Category: CORPORATE

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Adj. Yield to Maturity info 357 bp
Less: Annual "default factor" info 22 bp
Less: Expense ratio 7 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 3.28 %
 

Average ALTAR Score™ by Category
Aggregate 1.7%
Corporate 2.3%
Emerging Market 3.6%
Government 1.6%
Inflation Protected 1.7%
Mortgage 2.8%
Municipals 2.2%
 
*Note: The Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond is classified as a Corporate fund.

 

Our estimate of the impact of potential defaults on investor returns, based on historical default and recovery rates for bonds of similar credit rating and maturities.
See RATING tab for calculations of ALTAR Score™
Estimate of fund sensitivity to interest rate changes based on modified duration and convexity adjustment applied to underlying bonds. Note: Less meaningful for inflation-indexed bonds.
Adds expected inflation to real YTM for inflation-linked bonds so that all instruments are compared on a nominal basis
Weighted-average term to maturity of the cash flows from a bond. All else being equal, bonds of longer duration are more sensitive to changes in interest rates than bonds of shorter duration.
Approximation of the change in bond prices given a 100 basis point shift in interest rates. A better estimate, particularly for larger moves in interest rates, is provided by the Rate Sensitivity Analysis below.